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Earth’s Orbital Variations

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From: A Brief History of the Earth's Climate

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This chapter examines the role of the Earth’s orbital variations in determining the world’s climate. The tilt of the Earth’s axis and our irregular elliptical orbit around the sun are of particular import.

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Steven Earle

Steven Earle, PhD, has taught university Earth Science for almost four decades and is author of the widely used textbook, Physical Geology. He participates in climate change research and community engagement with climate change solutions in the areas of transport and land stewardship on Gabriola Island, Canada, where he lives with his family.